SAGE, Russell, a Representative from New York; born in Shenandoah, Oneida County, N.Y., August 4, 1816; moved with his parents to Durhamville in 1818; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits in Troy, N.Y.; treasurer of Rensselaer County 1844-1851; alderman of Troy 1845-1848; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848; elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress and reelected as an Opposition Party candidate to the Thirty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1857); was not a candidate for renomination in 1856; moved to New York City in 1863; became president and director of several railroad companies and financial institutions; died in Lawrence, Long Island, N.Y., July 22, 1906; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, N.Y.
BibliographySarnoff, Paul. Russell Sage: The Money King. New York: Ivan Obolensky, Inc., 1965.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present